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Belgium announce FIFA World Cup squad

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has announced his 23-member squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Injured defender Vincent Kompany has been included to the squad and the head coach would make a decision on the centre-back’s fitness closer to Belgium’s opening match against Panama.

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been left out of the squad.

Belgium Squad

Goalkeepers
Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

Defenders
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders
Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian)

Forwards
Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)